INVITATION TO DIALOGUE – PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE
Initiated by – ANNE BUTTIMER – TORSTEN HAGERSTRAND
DR. RICK RODERICK – Department of Philosophy – DUKE UNIVERSITY
Recorded at – THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN – April 8, 1987
AB: Today we have the pleasure of meeting Doctor Rick Roderick, a philosopher from Duke University who is here visiting the University of Texas which is his alma mater. Yesterday he gave us a brilliant lecture in my seminar and so I asked him if he would meet me today and tell me a little bit more about himself so we keep something of his visit with us. Rick, you are particularly interested in Habermas and the school of critical theory. I want to ask you some things about that, but first I would like to ask you about your background; where you grew up and what it was that led you to philosophy. View Full Article »
Transcript: In our last lecture we discussed Habermas and I think that we left out at least one thing I need to begin with before I proceed with Foucault and that’s Habermas’ view of the self as a thoroughly social being, that is; the interaction of the natural world, the social world and the inner world of human, as it were, suffering, sympathy; a subject entwined in desire. Those are the three dimensions to subjectivity that Habermas discusses and he sees each one as challenged in the late 20th Century; so I wanted to add that to maintain our subject under siege theme. View Full Article »
Transcript: Lecture three will be on a topic I richly enjoy, because I have in a way made suggestive remarks about Nietzsche, but I hope they have also been substantive at least in this regard. I understand that there is much debate on these contentious positions concerning the rather untruthful origins of truth; by that I mean its origin within the human community. Ah, and the contentious contention that relativism and so-called “perspectivism” are not threats, but rather challenges to our creative and interpretative imaginations and powers. Also I have tried to make the brief but substantive case that facts do not occur independent of their interpretations; that facts are implicated in interpretations. View Full Article »
Chris: I remember the first time I heard this. It is still a stunning and harrowing delivery....
Abbas: Rest in peace brother. You are greatly missed :( :(...
Dan Harrington: Thank you very much for this website. I have to say, the recordings of these lectures (and all the other ones I have found) show how brilliant a lecturer and communicator Rick Roderick was.
I wish I could have had the privilege to have spent time conversing with him. I actually recently acquired a copy if his book on Habermas.. Do you know if there are any more of his writings still existing?
Gary Roderick: Enter your comments here...hello to the Roderick clan i found this web page by default
I am on a spirtual path and feel there is a reason why I come here
I will look at ricks work and see what it's all about and why I stumbled across it
God bless all of you...
Jeff: Rick's interpretation of Nietzsche's Eternal Recurrence is sublime. Many thanks. J...